Barn CC on the Del Mar backside had a party-like atmosphere Sunday morning—with a large group of connections and fans huddled around the 2014 Horse of the Year's stall—following what Sherman called the best performance of his career.
Back in his namesake state for more than three months now, California Chrome is set to resume his 2016 campaign July 23 in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, where he'll take on fellow multiple grade I winner Dortmund.
Del Mar and The Stronach Group this year will offer a $1 million bonus to a horse that sweeps three grade I races: the TVG Pacific Classic, Xpressbet.com Awesome Again Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic.
Maggie d'Oro, a 6-year-old mare in foal to the late stallion Scat Daddy, was purchased by Green Lantern Stables for $210,000 during the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale's first session Feb. 8.
The first reported foal by 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Jan. 24 at Sequel Stallions in New York.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been selected to receive the 2015 Secretariat Vox Populi, or "Voice of the People," Award.
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 180 stallions from 16 states.
The Keeneland November sale's eighth day Nov. 9 ended lower despite selling 11 six-figure horses, but the 12-day auction still remained ahead of 2014's numbers overall.
Led by a $370,000 broodmare who's a half sister to champion and sire Bernardini, Keeneland's November breeding stock sale showed losses on day 6, but the sale continues to outpace 2014's returns.
Dortmund, fourth in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in his last start in May, returned to racing Oct. 24 to capture the Big Bear stakes and improve his record at Santa Anita Park to 5-for-5.
In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.
Kaleem Shah's two-time grade I winner Dortmund is scheduled to make his first start since his Triple Crown bid in the $70,000 Big Bear Stakes Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.
The grade I-winning son of Speightstown will stand in New York for $7,500 live foal.
Plans to retire 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are still to be determined following the colt's third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
In only the fourth start of his career, Lucky Charm Stable's Smooth Roller lived up to his name with an impressive score in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Awesome Again Stakes featuring Bayern, Hoppertunity, Global View, Imperative, and Point Piper. Watch Video
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Awesome Again Stakes featuring Bayern, Hoppertunity, Global View, Imperative, and Point Piper. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Awesome Again.
Yet to find the winner's circle so far in his 4-year-old campaign, the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 may be Bayern's last hurrah.
Mandy Pope prevailed in a protracted bidding battle that ended with a final price of $1.05 million for a daughter of Street Cry out of Tizso.
No stud plans have been determined for the dead-heat Travers Stakes (gr. I)-winning son of Speightstown.
Classic winner Palace Malice is scheduled to make his first start since May in the $100,000 Alydar Stakes Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.
Santa Anita Park's 2015 autumn meet will be highlighted by six grade I Breeders' Cup Challenge races, the Southern California track announced July 22.
Multiple grade I winner Congaree will stand the 2016 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, according to the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Surprise Charles Town Classic (gr. II) winner Moreno will return to Santa Anita Park May 30 for the $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II).
Summer Hit will try to win the $100,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) for the third consecutive year May 25 at Golden Gate Fields.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Chief Havoc||Peter Miller||
|Golden Ticket||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Mucho Macho Man||Katherine Ritvo||
|Soi Phet||Leonard Powell||
|Summer Hit||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Take Control||Bob Baffert||
|You Know I Know||John W. Sadler||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Tranquility Lake S.||DMR|
|With Anticipation S. (gr. II)||SAR|
|OLG Halton S. Presented by Tipperary Equestrian||WO|
|OLG Elgin S. Presented by Bear Stables||WO|
|OLG Kenora S. Presented by HBPA of Ontario||WO|